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Can I get Australian citizenship with a criminal record?

The Australian government in recent times is taking a much harder line when it comes to granting citizenship to a person who has a criminal record. It is a requirement that any person applying for citizenship must be of ‘good character’. Good character is not defined in the Citizenship Act…

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New Pathway for New Zealander’s to obtain Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Australia

From 1 July 2017, there is a new pathway for New Zealand citizens living in Australia to gain permanent residency status and the Australia Citizenship. This new pathway is within the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa. To qualify for the new visa you must: hold a Special Category Subclass 444…

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Online processing times for global visa and citizenship applications

From the 13th of March 2017, global visa and citizenship application processing times will be available online for the first time. As part of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s ongoing efforts to improve client information, the publishing of current visa and citizenship processing times will give people more…

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The challenges faced in obtaining credit in Australia as a new migrant

Eastern Financial Solutions (EFS) specialise in looking after the financing needs of new migrants and immigrants who settle in all states of Australia. Borrowing money in Australia may be vastly different to what you have experienced in the past in your home country and being new to Australia does mean…

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